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Mini maggot/caterpillar killing everything off.

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:44

It sounds like they will be caterpillars. What kind I do not know without a pic, many plants, especially perennials, can tolerate substantial leaf damage, so a few leaf-feeding caterpillars should not be a concern. Handpicking and natural enemies will provide sufficient control. 
General predators include birds, assassin bugs, lacewings, predaceous ground beetles, parasitic wasps or flies and spiders. Naturally occurring diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi often kill caterpillars as well. Consider insecticides only when damage is becoming intolerable and as a last resort. You will probably find signs that the predators are at work and the damage will be short lived. 

Oxalis adenopphylla

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:28

I have just read that they "Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings" 

Could this be the issue?




Oxalis adenopphylla

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:07

To be honest I thought they only came as rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs. 

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:01

I think it is called hypertufa mix jo47. Google it

Oxalis adenopphylla

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:55

I think you have to treat them like a alpine so plant in well-draining light soil or a alpine sink or raised bed.

Oxalis adenopphylla

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:54

I think you have to treat them like a alpine so plant in well-draining light soil.

empty concrete garage wall, what to grow?

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:42

That is a good thing jo47. More people should.

sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:04

It's always cool up here Verdun

sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:47

Sounds like you have the plant sussed Verdun.

I tend to let mine do its own thing and die back so have never needed to cut it back.

Things you do that annoy yourself...

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:37

Sent OH out to cut some mint for new potatoes. Fatal! .

NGCARDS. With a bit of luck you should now get new smaller spikes on the Foxglove.

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National Garden Competition 2015.

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How to get lawn stripes? (not what you think)

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FREE Incredicompost.

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ID? Weed or plant

what if we had our own Id? 
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Ought for Nought.

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